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High Performance Linux News for Sep 04, 2001

  • Librenix: A look at the IBM mainframe as a massive Linux instance server (Sep 04, 2001, 15:30)
    "...I keep running into the same misconception: that the IBM mainframe is a cost-effective platform for Linux because over 40,000 instances of Linux have been shown to run concurrently on a modern mainframe. That demonstration was effectively a gimmick. No, I don't believe it was intended as a gimmick; only that it was widely misconstrued and, therefore, became indistinguishable from a gimmick in the media circus that resulted.